Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.53
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date June 6, 2019
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Bryant University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
B.S. Environmental Science

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Environmental Science emphasizes the physical, chemical, and biological sciences, and incorporates coursework in social sciences, history, literature, and business. You will be able to specialize in areas of interest such as ecosystems and biodiversity, environmental analysis and assessment, sustainability and environmental management, and climate change.

Graduates from the Environmental Studies program (major and minors) have gone on to careers in environmental management companies, the solar industry, coastal management agencies, teaching, and GIS applications; or have enrolled in and completed programs in environmental policy, energy management, corporate sustainability, and climate change studies, at Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, and other well-known universities.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Science Concentration and Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The Environmental Science Concentration and Minor covers topics from biology and Geographic Information Systems, to conservation, environmental policy, health, and green technology covering a broad range of topics under the sustainability umbrella.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
B.S., Biology Concentration and Minor - Track - Conservation

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

Within the Biology Concentration or Minor, students can choose the Conservation Biology track, which focuses on biodiversity, forest management, species protection and wetlands protection.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Integrated Certificate of Sustainability

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The Integrated Sustainability Certificate seeks to empower students with a deeper understanding of system resilience, development of an interdisciplinary perspective, and acquisition of smart management fundamentals, thus equipping graduates with skills and experiences to lead the transformation to a sustainable global society, environment and economy.


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The program became active in 2018, and seven students have now received this Certificate. Four applicants are being reviewed in 2019. Details of the program and its design are available on the website.

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